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The 48 States
And The Fifth Column .. .
Social Security
Defies Attacks .




Women's Pool
Fund Boosted
From League
Alumnae Pledge Will Bring
Fund Total To $10,000;
Began As WAA Project
Completion Of Pool
Possible By Spring
Announcement that $1,000 had
been voted by the Council of the
League to be added to the fund for a
women's swimming pool was made
yesterday by Dorothy Shipman, '40,
Approximately $8,000 has already
been accumulated in the fund, Har-
riet Sharkey, '40, Women's Athletic
Association president said, and it is
hoped that the pool will be completed
by next spring. Started in 1937 un-
der the presidency of Mary Johnson,
'38, the fund has since remained a
WAA project.
An alumnae pledge of $3,000, $2,000
of which has already been paid, was
made last year. The fulfillment of
this pledge, in addition to the League's
gift will bring the total to $10,000.
"Plans for the swimming pool have
not been completed," Dr. Margaret
Bell said, "though the location has
been defniitely established. The pool
will be located to the east of the
Women's Athletic Building. The
League's gift seems a good omen
that it will be completed next year."
"The need of a pool to which wom-
en may have free access has long!
been felt on campus," Dr. Bell said.
"For yeas the popular demand for
such a pool has been growing, and
has been reflected in every poll of
opinion on the subjpct."
Miss Shipman was quoted as say-
ing that "the League is delighted to
be partially responsible for the com-
pletion of a project which is so vital
to University women."
Facilities for aquatic pageantry, as
well as standard pool equipment, will
be included in the building in an ef-
fort to make it the center of athletic
activities. Official meets and recrea-
tional swimming will be offered, and
mixed swimming will be permitted.
NLRB Plans
Of Procedure
Proposed Change To Give
Employers The Privilege
To Call Labor Elections
WASHINGTON May 29.-(/P)-The
House Labor Committee was informed
today that the National Labor Rela-
tions Board intends to amend the
rules of procedure it has established
in order to allow employers the right
to ask for collective bargaining elec-
tions under certain circumstances.
Like Senator Wagner (Dem., N.Y.),
author of the law, Chairman J. War-
ren Madden of the NLRB said that
the Board had the power to permit
such procedure, but that without
safeguards, "it would do no good and
would do much harm."
"If an employer wants to interfere
with unions," Madden explained, "one
of the most effective ways wouldbe
to bring up the question of whether

the union has a majority at a time
when the union obviously doesn't have
a majority-maybe just at a time
when it has an organization campaign
Testifying at hearings on proposed
changes in the Wagner Act, Chair-
man Madden went on to say that in
many cases "there is no very valid rea-
son" why employers should not have
the right to call elections. Under'the
present rules of the board only work-
ers and labor organizations can pe-
tition for such elections.
Representative Thomas (Dem.,
Tex.) asked whether the labor board
could not allay some of the criticism
directed at itself by making the
change in its rules of procedure.
30 Are Hurt By Bombs
In Arab-Owned Theatre
JERUSALEM, May 29.-(iP)-Two
bombs exploded in a crowded Arab-
owned movie theatre today and

Dra matic Season Star

'White Steed,'
Irish Drama,
Opens Tonight
Whitford Kane Will StAr
In Third Presentation
Of 1939 Drama Season
Awarded the 1939 Critics' Circle
prize for the best play by a foreign
author, "The White Steed," by Irish-
man Paul Vincent Carrol, opens at
8:30 p.m. tonight at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre as the third pre-

sentation of the
The Season's
White Steed" is
the play outside
is still running.
vate Lives" and

1939 Dramatic Sea-
production of "The
the first release of
New York, where it
Noel Coward's "Pri-
"Design for Living"

Of Far East
New Foreign Commissar
Will Report Revision
Of Policy Tomorrow
Japan Concentrates
Planes On Border
MOSCOW, May 29.-(/P)--Uncon-
firmed reports of fighting between
outer Mongolian troops, under control
of Soviet Russia, and Japanese-Man-
choukuoan soldiers were received in
Moscow tonight.
These accounts from the Far East
preceded by a few hours an announce-
ment by Foreign Commissar Vyach-
eslaff Molotoff that he would speak
tomorrow on foreign policies.
It was taken for granted he would
speak on Britain's revised proposals
for a British-French-Soviet pact.
Molotoff, who on May 3 succeeded
Maxim Litvinoff as head of the
Foreign Ministry, made his announce-
ment when the Supreme Soviet-
U.S.S.R. Parliament-rose at the end
of tonight's session to inquire if he
would address the body on the inter-
national situation.
"If the members of the Supreme
Soviet wish to hear me on this sub-
ject I will speak to them May 31," he
Many airplanes were said to have
participated in the Far-East fight-
ing, which Japanese circles in Mos-
cow asserted had been under way
since May 4 about 150 miles south-
west of Manchuli, in Northwestern
Manchoukuo. Soviet quarters de-
clined to confirm the reports.
Shigenori Togo, Japanese ambassa-
dor, visited Vyacheslaff Molotoft,
premier and foreign commissar May
25 to discuss the first clashes in the
same area and was reported seeking
another interview.
The possibility of border fighting
developing into a major conflict is
always present but what some observ-
ers here are inclined to see in the
Outer Mongolian clashes is "a demon-
stration" originating either in Tokyo
or in Moscow.
Object To Slur
On Canadians
'Time' And 'Life' Asked
To Retract Remarks
MONTREAL, Que., May 29.-(Can-
adian Press)-The Montreal City
Council tonight voted to ask Time
and Life magazines to make recti-
fication of their reports of the royal
visit to this province after one mem-
ber of the council had termed the
accounts a "slur" on French-Canadi-
Earlier, Wilfred Gariepy, in the
House of Commons, declared Life's
account of the visit of King George
and Queen Elizabeth contained "an
absolute lie."
Life said under one picture of the
King and Queen in Ottawa, "Here in
good British Ottawa, their Majesties
ride in an open Landau with footmen
and outriders instead of the Chrysler
with bullet-proof glass used in
French-Canadian Quebec."
Time, referring to the visit in
Quebec, said, "In a big maroon, con-
vertible sedan with top down and the
bullet-proof windows up, the King
and Queen were whisked up the wind-
ing road from Wolfe's Cove."

James Dewey
Will Arbitrate
U.S .Conciliator To Reveal
Decision On Grievances
At Wednesday Parley
Workers Desire CIO
As Bargaining Agent
DETROIT, May 29.-(P)-The 28
"grievances" of the CIO-affiliated
United Automobile Workers that led
to a strike at Briggs Manufacturing
Company plants affecting 70,000
workers, were submitted today to
federal conciliator James F. Dewey
for arbitration.
Although Dewey is to report his de-
cision on the grievances Wednesday,
R. J. Thomas, president of the UAW-
CIO, said the strike would not be
called off until negotiations over
"main points" of a new Briggs-UAW
contract have been completed. Dewey
said the decision on grievances would
be binding.
Dewey To Preside
Dewey is to preside over contract
negotiations after his report on the
grievances is completed.{
W. P. Brown, president of the
Briggs Co., was present at the meet-
ing this morning at which it was
agreed to submit the dispute to ar-
A company spokesman said the
company would hold no meeting with
Homer Martin, head of the indepen-
dent UAW, until after Wednesday's
conference. Earlier Martin had said
he expected to meet Briggs represen-
tatives today "to discuss a new con-
Contract Expired
Thomas said one of the "main
points" to be settled on a new con-
tract would be the demand for a
union shop clause. The old con-
tract expired a week ago, on the first
day of the strike. At the time union
officials demanded that the 28
grievances be settled before a new
contract was considered.
Announcement that a hearing will
be conducted next Monday morning
on the petition of Emil Mazey, presi-
dent of the Briggs local 212 of the
UAW-CIO, concerning sole collective
bargaining rights for all Briggs plants
was made today by the National La-
bor Relations Board.
Mazey appeared at today's confer-
ence with Dewey and Briggs repre-
sentatives carrying a box which he
said contained cards signed by 12,640
Briggs employes naming the UAW-
CIO as their choice of bargaining rep-
resentative and repudiating the Mar-
tin faction of the union. The Briggs
plants employ a number estimated
at between 14,000 and 15,000.
Bill Defines Limits
For Union Activity
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 29.-(P)-
A bill setting up sharply-defined lim-
its within which employes and labor
groups can carry on union activity in
Pennsylvania was passed today by
the legislature.
Sit-down strikes would be outlawed
as "an unfair labor practice and an
illegal act."
The measure, making extensive re-
visions in the state Labor Relations
Act passed during the preceding Dem-
ocratic administration, was sent to
Republican Governor Arthur H. James
for his signature.

Garg Features
Esquire Motif
In Final Issue
'Hurrel' Photos Picture
Thom And Gabriel
In Original Garb
The year's final edition of the Gar-
goyle, a complete take-off on Esquire
from front cover to cartoons, will
appear tomorrow, according to editor
Max Hodge.
Photographs in the style of Hurrel
will give full page play to Margot
Thom and Peggy Gabriel, the latter
wearing an armor-plated "war dress
of the, future." Patterned after Es-
quire's book articles, a Gargoyle Five
Minute Shelf investigates hidden
meanings in Mother Goose, and a
"Sound and Fury" section gives a
number of mythical people oppor-
tunity to write nasty letters to the
Turning to the serious vein an
article by Stan Swinton discusses the
present Ann Arbor Dramatic Season,
and a section on art presents "The
Old Masters With a Modern Interpre-
tation." Even advertising is not in-
violable, full pages being devoted to
caricatures of noted national adver-
tising and a plug for the University
of Michigan.
New Proctors
Of UnionGroup
Are Announced
Graduate Students Chosen
To Organize Activities
Of New Dormitories
Appointment of scholarship and
athletic counselors and eight senior
proctorships for the Union group of
dormitories for 1939-40 was an-
nounced yesterday by Prof. Karl Lit-
zenberg, director of residence halls.
William Donald Knight, research
associate of the business administra-
tion school, was appointed scholar-
ship counselor. He will be in charge
of maintaining scholarship records
and stimulating scholastic rivalry be-
tween the houses in the Union group.
William G. Richards,. member, of
the intra-mural staff and physical
education department, is the athletic
counselor. Assigned by the intra-mu-
ral department, he will be in full
charge of the athletic program.
Eight senior proctors, chosen on the
basis of age, scholarship, class, field
of interest and experience, will super-
vise the work of the proctors under
the direction of resident advisers.
They include: William H. Berry,
Grad., of the forestry school; Walter
S. Grimala, Grad., of the guidance
and personnel department; Kooman
Boycheff, Grad., of the education
school; Merton H. Keel, Grad., of the
bio-chemistry department and assis-
tant in the chemistry department;
Peter A. Ostafin, Grad., teaching fel-
low in sociology; John H. Stibbs,
Grad., teaching fellow in English; Ro-
land Usher, jr., Grad., University fel-
low in history; and John R. White,
'39L, present proctor in the Allen-
Rumsey dormitory.
Divers Brave



Bid Is Entered
For One Term


Transatlantic Flyer
Given Up For Lost

and Deval's "Tovarich" have also'
been produced here while they were
current Broadway hits.
Irish as Paddy's pig, "The White
Steed" portrays the conflict between
a crotchety and wgrldly old Canon,
played by Whitford Kane, and a
zealous and moralistic Father Shaug-
nessy, enacted by Philip Tonge, who
appeared in New York this season
in "Bachelor Born."rGeorgesJean
Nathan termed "The White Steed"
as "The season's best play."
Mr. Kane, who will be featured
this summer with the Michigan Rep-
ertory Players, will return to the role
he created when the play was on tour.
The supporting cast includes : Jo-
anna Roos, Nora Fintry, Wesley Addy,
Clancy Cooper, Mary Morris, Ethel
Morrison, Hathaway Kale, John Car-
mody, Staats Cotsworth, Edgar Kent
and Charles Trexler.

WASHINGTON, May 29. --
Asserting that the next Republican
presidential nominee should be
pledged in advance to serve but a
single term, Michigan's Senator Van-
denberg made it clear today that he
would accept the nomination if it
comes to him, but would not actively
seek it.
The National Convention, he said
in reply to Republican members of
the House from Michigan who had
urged that the nomination go to him,
should set forth a series of principles
which would "dependably promise to
save the American system of free
enterprise." Then, he added, it should
"fit nominations to its principles."
The Senator offered no elabora-
tion of his one-term president state-
ment, which attracted widespread
attention immediately. It is a famili-
ar contention in Washington that
during a president's first term he may
be tempted to fit his decisions to his
own political future, and a desire to
serve a second term. This is the
principal argument underlying the
occasionally advanced idea that the
presidential term be made one of six
years, with no reelection.
If Vandenberg's suggestion is adop-
ted, it is expected that the one term"'
pledge will play a large part in the
post-convention campaigning, especi-
ally if President Roosevelt seeks a
third term.
JGP T o Accept
1940 Scripts

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London Airport Turns Off
Beams As Pilot Nears
End Of Gasoline Supply
Plane Unofficially
SightedIn Ireland
LONDON, May 30.-(P)--Officials
at London's Croydon Airport early
today gave up hope of sighting Thom-
as H. Smith, attempting a transatlan-
tic flight in a midget plane, and
snapped off the boundary lights at
2 a.m. (9 p.m. EST Monday).
Darkening of the field seemed an
admission by the officials that they
did not expect the young Californian
to arrive here. The flier had been en
route from the United States nearly
42 hours, the extreme limit which he
had estimated his gas would last.
Craft Reported Seen
The midget 65-horsepower craft
had been reported over Londonderry
in northern Ireland, Port Patrick at
Wigtownshire in the extreme south-
west of Scotland, and Saint Bees
Head, Cumberland, northern Eng-
land, but none of the reports was
official and identification of the
plane as Smith's was not certain.
Scores of other reports had been
received by newspapers from per-
sons telephoning that they had seen
a tiny plane at various points.
At 12:45 a.m., Smith would have
been in the air practically 40 hours
and was believed to be nearing the
end of his fuel supply.
Uses Light Plane
Flying a 670-pound, single-en-
gined monoplane, Smith attempted
to span the Atlantic in the smallest
plane ever taxed with that assign-
ment since the first successful north
Atlantic crossing (by Stages) 20 years
Officials at Croyden openly ex-
pressed doubt he would make it.
"To attempt such a flight in an
85-mile-an-hour plane was sheer
madness," said one.
Smith headed his four-cylinder,
65-horsepower plane out over the
Atlantic without having first obtained
permission for such a flight from the
Civil Aeronautics Authority in Wash-
ington. He had a screw driver and a
single wrench for a tool kit, and, al-
though he expected to be in the air
for more than a day and half, carried
only four sandwiches, a couple of
chocolate bars, and thermos bottles
of water and a soft drink. His fuel
and oil were said to cost less than $30.
Destination Europe
As Smith took off he did not name
a destination. "Europe is as close as
I can tell you," he said. Associates
thought he would point his tiny mono-
plane for Slyne Head, Ireland, 2,800
miles away.
The last successful. solo hop was
that of Douglas Corrigan, Irish-
American pilot, who made his famous
"wrong-way" flight July 18 of last
year, from New York to Dublin,
The previous distance record for
planes of the type of the "Baby Clip-
per" was 2,447 miles, made by John
M. Jones Nov. 29 and 30, 1938, in a
hop from Los Angeles to New York.
It had a 50-horsepower motor in-
stead of the 65-horsepower engine
in Smith's craft.
Aviators Place
Thi.rd In Meeit

Agnes Morgai has directed
play and Emeline Clark Roche
designed the setting.


Chief Fohey
Leaves Force
Sgt. Norman Cook Named
Acting Police Head
Ill health of Police Chief Lewis W.
Fohey caused the police commission
yesterday to grant him a year's leave
of absence, naming Sgt. Norman E.
Cook acting chief of the department.
At the same time, Officer Caspar.
Enkemann was advanced to the post
of acting sergeant to fill Cook's post.
The action will take effect tomorrow.
Cook has been a. member of the
force since 1923, and is the senior,
sergeant of the department. Fohey
was named chief in 1933, succeeding
to the post on the death of Chief
Thomas O'Brien. He joined the force
in 1919.
The commission's resolution stated
that Fohey receive half his annual
salary during his period of absence,
the length of which was not defi-
nitely set.' He will be subject to call
in case of emergencies or if the com-
mission should find he has sufficient-
ly regained his health.
Four' Sophomores TWin
Places On Cheer Squad
Four new sophomore members of
the varsity cheerleading squad were
chosen yesterday by the present staff.
Those who were chosen are Robert
C. Keetch of Buffalo, N.Y., Walter S.
Flores of Youngstown, Ohio and
Richard H. Strain of NTew Bedford,


Source Of Material
Musical Comediesr

First call for scripts for the 1940
Junior Girls Play has been issued by

z . CMarjorie Allison, '41, general chair-
T dr man. Scripts must be in by Oct. 14.

U' Hall Auditorium, Now Silent,
Was Nucleus Of Campus Activity

Lonely pieces of statuary, remnants
of one of the most exciting eras in
the development of the University.
now stand in desolate silence in the
old University Hall Auditorium.
For 40 years what is now an empty
room was "the" center of student ac-
tivity here on the Michigan campus.
Mellow with tradition, the auditori-
um was the scene of almost every stu-
dent presentation worthy of notice
until it was replaced by Hill Audi-
torium in 1913.
Host To Festivals
Built in the second year of Presi-
dent James Burrill Angell's term, the
need of the students for a large as-
sembly hall was recognized even in
that early year of 1873. With a seat-
ing capacity of almost 3,000, the au-

spoke there were numbered Presi-
dents Grover Cleveland and Woodrow
Wilson, and the Student Lecture As-
sociation brought many of the most
celebrated platform speakers of the
day. Winston Churchill, of present-
day fame, lectured there while he
was still a struggling young English-
Shakespeare's Plays Given
Filling the need for better music,
the May Festival first functioned on
its stage and continued to be present-
ed there until moved to Hill Audi-
torium. The Michigan Union Min-
strels also got their first glimpse of
life in the old auditorium.gNot so
well adapted to the presentation of
plays, audiences still were occasion-
ally confronted with Shakesperean

Submarine To Be Raised
To Shallower Waters
(IP)-Battling the triple threat of tidal
currents, numbing cold and freezing
air lines, Navy divers tonight com-
pleted the first preparatory step of a
newly-adopted plan to carry on the
salvage of the submarine Squalus in
shallower and warrmer water.
The dangers attendant upon bring-
ing the submarine to the surface in
one operation, and icy temperature
and tremendous pressure at the 240-
depth at which the Squalus lay caused
Navy technicians to decide upon a
shoreward movement of the hulk in
three steps with the aid of huge pon-
A messenger line, with its tail of
heavy chain, was looped beneath the
partly buoyant bow and a survey
was made of mud-imbedded after
section-first steps preparatory to
carrying out the new program-be-
fore a suddenly northeasterly wind
whipped up unruly seas and forced
suspension of operations.
The undersea work at such a depth
was nrecedent-making and Navy offi-

In order to be considered, a tenta-
tive script for the'play must be con-
structed so that itwill include a
large number of women, and also be
adaptable for presentation in the
Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre, Miss
Allison said.
Musical comedy productions offer
the best material for such a play,
while collegiate themes that center
around Ann Arbor or have a universi-
ty atmosphere do not usually prove
to be good material. Plots that have
continuity and the elements of drama
are the type desired by the central
Men as well as women are invited
to submit scripts while it has been
suggested by the committee that those
which are completed before the dead-
line may be criticized by Richard
McKelvy, technical director and pro-
ducer, so as to be revised before
Oct. 14.
'Test Station Opens
At Indianapolis
The Civil Aeronautics Authority's


Ranney Is Injured Slightly
In 'SpotLanding'
Third place in the Midwest Inter-
collegiate Air Meet held Sunday at
Pontiac was won by a team of Univer-
sity fliers.
First and second places in the meet
went to Kenyon College and the
University of Detroit with 18 and 14
points respectively. The University
flyers amassed nine points.
A crash landing by Dan Ranney,
'40E, president of the University Fly-
ing Club, marred the proceedings for
the Michigan squad, but Ranney was
extricated from his wrecked plane
only slightly injured. The accident

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